David McCraw is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at The New York Times Company, where he is the principal newsroom lawyer. Mr. McCraw has served as lead litigation counsel in more than 50 freedom-of-information suits brought by The Times in state and federal courts. He previously served as Deputy General Counsel of The New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells. Mr. McCraw is an adjunct professor at the NYU School of Law and a visiting lecturer at Harvard Law School. He has conducted workshops on freedom-of-information issues in various countries in the Middle East, South America, and Central and Eastern Europe as well as in Russia and China. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Cornell University, and Albany Law School.